Rich called around 10:30 last night and I spoke to him on the phone for half an hour or so. He deploys to Iraq in about 2-1/2 weeks, to a base north of Baghdad. He’ll be over there doing trauma surgery for the next third of a year.
We slept in until around 8:30. The early part of the morning was spent doing laundry and other odds and ends. Sometime after 11, we headed out. We walked over to the town center, where an arts festival was taking place, and browsed for a while. After that we walked over to the Riversdale Mansion, where they were having “kids” day. Kelly and I took a “kids” tour of the mansion house. In the 6 years I’ve lived here, I’d never been inside, but today, I finally went in.
We took an early afternoon nap and were awakened by Zeke, who was throwing up. Of course, I became anxious, but he seems to be doing fine now, and he was up and eating just a little while ago.
Late this afternoon, we headed over to downtown Silver Spring to walk around for a little while. I stopped in a Whole Foods while there, to pick up some additional groceries. I made us ravioli for dinner. After dinner, Kelly headed back home.
I spoke to Mom and Dad this evening. I also spoke to Dan for a while this evening. Dan sounded pretty sick on the phone.
My lunch is packed and I’m planning to (finally!) get to the gym tomorrow morning so I’m trying to get to bed bed 8:20. I’m also trying to finish up The Last Lecture, but I probably won’t actually finish it until tomorrow. And I’m hoping to finish up In Joy Still Felt this week.